On August 25th, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 4PM BST (check this link for your local time) we will be rebooting the Genesis Community Livecast and we’re very proud and honored that in episode 1 of the reboot we will interview WordPress co-creator Mike Little and Genesis community leaders Anita Carter and Sandee Jackson about the epic contributions of the Black community to WordPress & Genesis and the significant challenges the Black community continues to experience within the WordPress & Genesis communities.
The issues of injustice and under-representation facing the Black community are of course felt on the macro level, but make no mistake, these are issues that are real and present in the WordPress and Genesis communities today.
For context, there are few Black people speaking at WordCamps (although that’s slowly improving with help from Jill Binder & others), represented in the executive teams of WordPress companies, represented in WP/Genesis thought leadership, and there are very few efforts to support the Black community specifically within WordPress or Genesis.
In the end, there are people in our community who often feel alone or unwelcome. We should take that personally. We should seek to understand. We should act.
This is why we are honored to dedicate episode 1 of the reboot of the Genesis Community Livecast to the topics of both recognizing the contributions of the Black community to WordPress, but also to recognize the ocean of issues facing the Black community today in WordPress & Genesis and what each and everyone one of us can do about that.
If you’re seeking new perspectives on how to support the Black community in WordPress, or have always been curious about the contributions of the Black community to WordPress and Genesis, don’t miss this episode of the newly rebooted Genesis Community Livecast!
You can join the live broadcast of the Genesis Community Livecast on Youtube Live on August 25th 4PM BST / 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT (check this link for your local time) or fill out the form below for an email reminder about the livecast and a link to the recording after the event.
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